Last week we told you about the heat Lower East Side clubs like The DL were taking from members of a year-old neighborhood group called LES Dwellers. The group opposes new liquor licenses in their neighborhood, particularly in the few blocks of what is known as "Hell Square," which has 55 full liquor licences, 38 of which operate until 4 a.m. LES Dwellers--whose stated mission is to "restore balance back to our community, and preserve what is left of the L.E.S."--say the crunch of bars can flood their streets with some 9,000 drunk and disorderly patrons who often use their sidewalks as makeshift bathrooms. The group are vocal, and they routinely make their complaints known to Community Board 3. Perhaps a bit more than CB3 would like.
The DL. Photo from Bowery Boogie